Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Will Be A Free Update For Windows 8 Users Seeking Improvements - ABC News

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Microsoft will give Windows 8 users who have been frustrated with the big changes in its latest operating system a free update that will bring a host of improvements.

Last week Microsoft announced that it was working on Windows Blue, an update to Windows 8 which would address the complaints users have had about the new software for tablets, laptops and desktops. Today in a talk at the JP Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, Microsoft CFO and CMO of Windows Tami Reller announced that the software would be called Windows 8.1 and that it would be a free download from the Windows store later this year.

Microsoft has said that a public preview of the new software will be available on June 26 for users. However, while it has not specifically stated what improvements will come with the refreshed software,Reller told ABC News last week that it would address the learning curve that many have felt in the switch.
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